Asia Society Texas Center Honors Madame Y. Ping Sun

“Complimentary” Admission into Drawn from Nature Exhibition

Seon Ghi Bahk, An aggregation 201301, 2013, Charcoal, nylon threads, etc., Courtesy of the artist and Gallery IHN

Drawn from Nature brings together a group of artists for whom nature plays a pivotal role in the inspiration for, and execution of, their artworks. Sopheap Pich, Mineko Grimmer, Palden Weinreb, and Seon Ghi Bahk, artists featured in Asia Society Texas Center’s first-ever exhibition dedicated to nature, allow visitors to see its continuing impact in a contemporary context. Learn more

Houston, TX, February 4, 2016 – February 9 through 14, 2016 will be a very special week for Asia Society Texas Center. Kicking off Lunar New Year, guests of Asia Society will receive “free” admission into the Drawn from Nature exhibition in honor of Madame Y. Ping Sun.

Ping is a strong supporter of Asia Society and currently serves on its Executive Committee as a vice chair of the board of directors. Ping came to Houston from New York City in 2004 with her husband David W. Leebron who currently serves as Rice University's seventh president. Ping practiced law in the New York offices of White & Case LLP and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP, and is currently of counsel with the law firm, Yetter Coleman LLP. She received her law degree from Columbia University School of Law.

Ping’s commitment to the community is evidenced by her involvement at Rice University and throughout the city of Houston. At Rice, she serves as the Rice University Representative and a member of the advisory board of Rice’s Shepherd School of Music and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and as honorary co-chair of Rice’s Baker Institute Roundtable. She is also a trustee of Texas Children's Hospital, a board member of BARC, Center for Houston’s Future, Hermann Park Conservancy, Teach For America and the United Way of Greater Houston. She also serves on the advisory board of Asian Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Community Center, Houston Arts Alliance, and the Mayor’s International Trade and Development Council for Asia/Australia. She is invited frequently as a speaker or panelist to take part in various leadership summits and conferences, such as the Youth Leadership Forum and Houston Independent School District’s Asian-American College and Career Day. For her contribution to our community, the City of Houston designated April 23, 2015 as “Y. Ping Sun Day” in Houston.

“Ping is admired in Houston and across the globe for her strong community engagement,” said Bonna Kol, Executive Director of Asia Society Texas Center. “We are truly grateful for her support for Asia Society Texas Center, and are excited about this opportunity to express our gratitude and to honor her.”

While Ping has been honored for her community service by several organizations, Asia Society Texas Center is especially proud to recognize her generous spirit and support with a week of celebration.

Please visit Asia Society Texas Center, February 9 through 14, and enjoy the art and culture of Asia in honor of Madame Y. Ping Sun.

Asia Society is located in the heart of the Museum District at 1370 Southmore Boulevard and is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM and weekends, 10 AM to 6 PM. Children 12 years and under, are admitted free of charge.

 

About Asia Society Texas Center

With 12 locations throughout the world, Asia Society Texas Center is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States. Asia Society Texas Center executes that global mission through a local focus, enriching and engaging the diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach. www.AsiaSociety.org/Texas

 


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